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Ruff

(Philomachus pugnax)
Alternate name(s): "Reeve" (female)
German name(s): "Kampfläufer"

Size: 29-32 cm (male), 22-26 cm (female);
wing span 54-60 cm (male), 46-49 cm (female)
Weight: 180 g (average; male), 110 g (average; female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Ruff at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Ruff in non-breeding plumage foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Ruffs in non-breeding plumage foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Lateral view of Ruffs in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Ruffs in non-breeding plumage foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Ruffs in non-breeding plumage foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Dorsal view of Ruffs in non-breeding plumage foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

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